watford sack Quique Sanchez Flores
1 December 2019
Watford FC have sacked Quique Sanchez Flores after less than three months after returning to the club for a second spell in charge with former Brighton and Hove head coach Chris Houghton the favourite to succeed him.
Sanchez becomes the fourth managerial casualty after Watford lost 2-1 to relegation rivals Southampton on Saturday six points from safety.
The Spaniard had been in charge after Javi Gracia was shown the door in the first international break and ends his second campaign with the Hornets after a successful 2015-16 season.
“Quique is a man of great integrity and it was clear how much he wanted to have a positive impact, but ultimately results have dictated our decision,” Hornets’ chairman & CEO Scott Duxbury said.
“The appointment of a new head coach is imminent, and with nearly two-thirds of the season remaining, we will provide all the support necessary to make the coming months successful.”